Globe and Mail – Canada

UN warns of ‘alarming’ U.S. trend against free speech, protest

UN human rights investigators say 19 states have introduced bills that would curb freedom of expression and the right to protest

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:20 pm

Trump deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh leaves administration

Walsh is joining pro-Trump outside group America First Policies

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:54 pm

South Korean court approves arrest warrant for ousted president Park Geun-hye

Park can be held in a cell for up to 20 days while she is investigated on charges including bribery and abuse of presidential power

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:24 pm

North Carolina lawmakers vote to undo transgender ‘bathroom bill’

Gay and transgender activists complaining that the new measure still denies them protection from discrimination

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 4:06 pm

‘We must fight them': Trump takes aim at Republican Freedom Caucus

Trump says House Freedom Caucus, who helped block health-care bill, will hurt Republican agenda

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 1:28 pm

Malaysia releases body of Kim Jong-nam, ending spat with North Korea

North Koreans who were previously barred from leaving Malaysia will now be able to leave

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 11:35 am

Russia aimed to influence election with ‘propaganda on steroids’: U.S. lawmaker

U.S. lawmakers tell hearing of the danger that Russia could intervene in upcoming elections in Europe and in future U.S. campaigns

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 11:28 am

News 24 – South Africa | US: Removing Assad ‘not our priority’

The US ambassador to the UN says Washington is no longer focused on ousting President Bashar al-Assad as it seeks ways to end Syria’s civil war.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 8:07 pm | Good Samaritan who handed over $15K gets it back

A suburban Philadelphia transit worker who found $15 000 and turned it in to police has been given the cash since no one ever claimed it.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 8:03 pm | S Korea court approves arrest of ex-president

A South Korean court says it has approved the arrest of ex-President Park Geun-hye over corruption allegations.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:38 pm | Putin on US hack charge: ‘Read my lips: No’

President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:06 pm | Missing cat from California ends up in Canada

Booboo the cat that went missing in California more than two years ago has just shown up in Canada after apparently hitching a ride.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 7:05 pm | Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to elections

A top police official says a recent hacking attack on the German Parliament may have led to a “significant drain of data” which may be used to try influence the outcome of elections.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:44 pm | Coroner: London attacker killed by shot to chest

A British coroner’s officer says the man, Khalid Masood, who attacked Parliament before being killed by police, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 6:03 pm

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Britain sets out ‘Great Repeal Bill’ plan to transform thousands of EU laws

UK ministers have given the first indication of how EU laws are to be converted into domestic legislation. Opposition critics accuse the government of aiming to reshape the laws without proper parliamentary scrutiny.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 5:30 pm

Sieren’s China: Balkans without borders

China can get to the European markets via Serbia – this is something that Brussels would prefer to prevent. The Serbian president’s visit to China is a painful reminder, says DW’s Frank Sieren.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 5:16 pm

‘Read my lips: no!’ Putin chooses a peculiar quote and then bungles it

If you’re going to deny something, you probably shouldn’t be using this quote. And misattribution would just draw even closer scrutiny.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 5:15 pm

DRC crisis worsens as UN mulls MONUSCO’s mandate

The UN is considering reducing the number of peacekeeping troops (MONUSCO) in the DR Congo at a time when the nation is engulfed in crisis. The opposition is calling for ‘ghost town’ protests amid political uncertainty.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 4:49 pm

Putin denies election meddling, is defiant on Navalny crackdown

As US senators ramped up claims that Putin ordered a systematic subversion of the US election, he denounced such "lies." In his first public comments on an opposition crackdown he struck a defiant tone.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 4:23 pm

Why the Dutch need three months to form a government

Two weeks after the Dutch election, the politician leading talks to form a new coalition says it may take three months or more. But far-right leader Geert Wilders, whose party came second, is nowhere to be seen.

Posted on 30 March 2017 @ 3:55 pm

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